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Leroy and Jane Solomon

Lee Solomon and Jane Welsh were Ashland High School sweethearts, graduating in 1968. They both graduated from Ashland College.

Lee’s father and mother, Rev. George and Jessie Solomon, pastored many churches, including Park Street Brethren Church. After serving in the United States Army, Lee followed his father’s footsteps at Ashland Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Ohio, Indiana, and New York. Lee is currently serving as Vice President of Development at Ashland Seminary.

Jane was born and raised in Ashland, the daughter of Jay and Thelma (Steigerwalt) Welsh. Jane was ready to get on the school bus when she was only 4. She loved her 2nd grade teacher – Barbara Noble, and wanted to be just like her. Jane began her teaching experience at Mapleton. She has taught in 4 states and 8 different school systems. She is currently teaching 2nd grade in Hillsdale District. She has taught nearly 4 decades, always encouraging the love of reading. She hopes the Solomon Scholarship Fund will assist any Hillsdale student interested in teaching elementary education. By adding estate dollars to the Fund, they plan to assist students…for generations to come.

Prepared 2011